Whakarewarewa

Geothermal wonders

An active geothermal area with hot pools, boiling mud, geysers and living Maori Village co-existing in harmony with the geothermal forces beneath their feet.

Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley is one of the unique geothermal areas in the world with trails along striking natural wonders. It is located in the city of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand. Visitors can explore the 60 hectare geothermal valley and experience its majesty and awesome power.

The living Māori village in Whakarewarewa is the home of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao tribe who have been sharing their unique way of life for over two hundred years. Here, visitors can experience the unique Māori culture and observe how natural geothermal energy is used everyday, such as, a traditional ‘hangi meal’ steam-cooked in the geothermal waters. Later be entertained by a talented Kapa Haka performance group.

Pōhutu” Geyser, the largest active geyser, in the Southern Hemisphere is the star attraction. The name “Pōhutu” means “big splash” or “explosion” as it has about 15 daily eruptions and travel about 30 meters (100 feet) into the air. Beyond the Māori village are self-guided Whakarewarewa nature walks, boiling mud pools, coloured lakes, and native bushes.

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3040 Hemo Road
Tihiotonga,
Rotorua 3010



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